Hirotsune Okada

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We studied the effects of acidic pH on the currents through voltage-gated K+ channels, Kv1.2, Kv1.4, and their tandem construct (Kv1.4-Kv1.2). Kv1.4 currents were inhibited considerably under acidic pH in a voltage-independent manner, whereas Kv1.2 currents were less inhibited in an apparently voltage-dependent manner. The apparent voltage-dependent block(More)
We investigated d-amino acid oxidase (DAO) induction in the popular model yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. The product of the putative DAO gene of the yeast expressed in E. coli displayed oxidase activity to neutral and basic d-amino acids, but not to an l-amino acid or acidic d-amino acids, showing that the putative DAO gene encodes catalytically active(More)
We have cloned a transient type K channel from rat heart (RH10) and coexpressed a metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR5) to study the functional modulation of RH10 coupled to the phosphatidylinositol (PI) hydrolysis. Stimulation of mGluR5 suppressed peak amplitude of RH10 current and affected voltage dependence of activation and inactivation of the(More)
We constructed tandem cDNA by linking the 5' end of a delayed rectifier-type (Kv1.2) clone to the 3' end of a transient-type (Kv1.4) K+ channel clone. Fusion genes were also constructed, consisting of Kv1.4 and mutants of Kv1.2, which have a single amino acid substitution in the S4-S5 loop. From electrophysiological characterization, it is likely that two(More)
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